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Today's News

  • George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

    By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Author and film producer George R. R. Martin waded into the politics of movie-industry tax breaks last week while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico.

    Martin, a longtime Santa Fe resident and author of fantasy novels behind the “Game of Thrones” television series, made a plea to raise or eliminate New Mexico’s $50 million annual limit on the state’s tax incentive for film production.

  • Women veterans dental program open in Las Vegas

    Submitted to the Optic

    The statewide New Mexico Women Veterans Smile Program is available for women veterans in Las Vegas. The program, begun by civilian volunteers and funded by the NM Beverage Association, has served more than 15 women veterans.

    Dental Association Foundation Executive Director Linda Paul said the program is looking for more women veterans from around the state. The Veterans Administration does not provide dental services to veterans unless they are 100 percent disabled or wounded in service.

  • Corrections

    Two items in recent stories about the City of Las Vegas were incorrect. David Trujillo, the son of Richard Trujillo, was recently promoted from investigator to sergeant. His rank was listed incorrectly in a recent story.

    Also, two employees who are no longer with the city had their department misidentified in a story. Estalano Chavez and Diego Trujillo both worked for the city’s Solid Waste Department.

  • Qué Pasa, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    Friday, Oct. 27

    Las Vegas-based Old Wood LLC, 425 Bibb Industrial Dr., will host public tours of its facility at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of statewide “Manufacturing Day.” Visitors will learn about every aspect of floor manufacturing. For information, contact Claudia Infante at claudias@newmexicomep.org or 505-314-9131.

    Friday, Oct. 27

  • Noticias, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    Submit your calendar items and notices to jbrooks@lasvegasoptic.com.

    • An Alzheimer’s support group meets the fourth Friday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Church in the children’s chapel on the corner of Eighth Street and National. For information, call 425-3031.

    • HOPE (Housing Opportunities Programs for Elders) is offering transportation services locally for seniors 55 and older. Call 505-398-0170 for membership forms to join or to volunteer.

  • Following the space trails through New Mexico

    Here’s something you might not know: New Mexico has a “space trail,” which spans the ages at more than 50 locations around the state.

    From a mountaintop called Wizard’s Roost in Lincoln County, where prehistoric New Mexicans aligned stones to the summer and winter solstices, to Socorro County’s Magdalena Ridge Observatory, one of many modern-day astronomical observatories around the state, New Mexico is steeped in the history and development of space observation and exploration.

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Oct. 27, 2017

    THMBS UP: A DIFFICULT DISCUSSION

    We applaud Las Vegas City Schools for addressing the elephant in the room —or, rather, the historic elephant located next to Robertson High School. Elephants are said to have excellent memories, and memories are also contained in the buildings.

    While Paul D. Henry School is worth salvaging from a sentimental point of view, the building seems to be past the point of repair, and its usefulness as a modern school is subject to the forecast of administrators, at best.

  • Editorial cartoon, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

    Editorial cartoon, Friday, Octt. 27, 2017

  • Vegas Bowl 57: A preview

    Vegas Bowl 57, you look marvelous.

    Not a day over 56, and possibly just as good as your early days.
    When Robertson hosts West Las Vegas for the Meadow City’s annual football classic, renewing a rivalry that’s a throwback to the times when the Rio Gallinas was more a border and less a gathering spot, it’ll be a game that has real implications for the District 2-4A title race as well as for postseason positioning.

  • Cowboys' next foe: RMAC's top football team

    There's good news and bad news for the Highlands football team.
    The good: With new turf finally installed at their stadium, the Cowboys may be able to play their last home game on campus.

    The bad: First, they have to play at Colorado Mesa and attempt to reverse course from a five-game losing streak.

    The Mavericks set Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference records for total offense (933 yards), rushing offense (708) and rushing touchdowns (10) in the teams’ 2016 contest at Perkins Stadium — an 87-14 rout.